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World Dirt Association

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31 October – 11 November 2020


Ginza, Tokyo

World Dirt Association deconstructs images of things by transforming dirt into material. In this work dirt from the exhibition site in Ginza will be central along with other places where the scent, color, shape of dirt experienced vicariously through the memories of place experienced by the collector. In these experiences, what story will be woven together by the audience and the artwork together?

Daily updates via live stream
URL: www.facebook.com/collectdirt

IRL live Dirt Cam Schedule:
Hours: 11:00-19:00 (JST)
10/31 Singapore
11/1 Dirt rest
11/2 Tokyo
11/3 Singapore
11/4 Tokyo
11/5 Wakayama
11/6 Singapore
11/7 Tokyo
11/8 Dirt rest
11/9 Wakayama
11/10 Singapore
11/11 Singapore

Closing event: 
Izakaya Style Dirt Aromas Happy Hour
11/11 18:00-19:00 JST

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For this closing event dirt samples shared with WDA members and participants throughout the exhibit will be enjoyed alongside stories of their origins, relationships to human and more than human life both in person and online. In the style of an Izakaya, all samples are part of this “happy hour” event including a sample you would like to contribute. All are welcome to share. Please message for the zoom link if you would like to join online.

Ginza, Tokyo

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“Art and Climate Change in the Pacific” exhibit – 11 October 2020 Hawai‘i

James Jack. Sea Birth three. 2020. 4K digital video still.


Inundation: Art and Climate Change in the Pacific  

January 19 – February 28, 2020
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), Art Building

March 28 – June 26, 2020 New dates 1 July – 22 October 2020
Donkey Mill Art Center, Hōlualoa, Hawai‘i

Inundation refers to both the watery disasters of climate change and the overwhelming emotions they evoke. This exhibition, curated by Jaimey Hamilton Faris, Associate Professor at the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, features work by Mary Babcock, Kaili Chun, DAKOgamay, James Jack, Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner, Joy Lehuanani Enomoto, Charles Lim, and Angela Tiatia. Based in the Pacific, these artists experience the climate emergency as an extension of long-term colonial, extractive and developmental forces that have made their communities especially vulnerable.

This major group show consists of multi-media videos, installations, and community performance projects, many of which have been conceived for this exhibition. Artists address climate justice situations in Hawai‘i, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Kingdom of Tonga, Tuvalu, the Philippines, Okinawa, and Singapore. As curator Hamilton Faris writes the exhibition “create[s] a space to process raw emotions, inspire collective imagination, and generate capacity for creative, actionable, and communal responses to our watery climate.”

Join curator Jaimey Hamilton Faris and guests for discussions on climate change and climate justice.

Thursday, January 23
Water Talks II: Climate Justice in the Pacific, The UH Art Gallery

4:00 – 5:30 PM  |  Tales of the Okinawan Sea
This special evening talk-story series brings together artists, scientists, policy-makers, historians and more to discuss how to move forward in this era of radical social and ecological transformation.

James Jack, Artist
Kenneth Kaneshiro, Director of the Center for Conservation Research and Training, Pacific Biosciences Research Center, SOEST
Norman Kaneshiro, Musician, UHM lecturer

facilitated by Aiko Yamashiro, Executive Director of the Hawai’i Council for the Humanities

James Jack. Sea Birth three. 2020. 4K digital video still.


University of Hawai‘i Art Gallery

Online catalog, video archive and climate justice resources available here:




Selected Press
Inundation: Psychic Costs of the Climate Emergency

Jan 14, 2020

In just twenty years, awareness of climate change has progressed to climate anxiety. According to Time Magazine, mental health studies show “eco-anxiety” exploded last year from Greenland to Australia. A new exhibit at UH Mānoa aims to work through the grief and denial toward community action.

Full article here: https://www.hawaiipublicradio.org/post/inundation-psychic-costs-climate-emergency